Hena Khan-More to the Story

Hena Khan

Bio

Hena Khan is the author of several books including Amina’s Voice; Power Forward; On Point; Bounce Back; It’s Ramadan, Curious George; Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns; and The Night of the Moon. Hena lives in her hometown of Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and two sons. You can learn more about Hena by visiting her website at HenaKhan.com.

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Georgia Grown

In Hena Khan's More to the Story, four American Muslim sisters living in Gwinnett County have to adapt when their dad heads out of town for his work with the CDC in this lovely homage to Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Just South of Home, the kid-led mystery by debut Georgia author Karen Strong, tells the thoughtful and, at times creepy, story of a summer spent by four friends in a sleepy Southern town.

Gayatri Sethi

Dr. Gayatri Sethi is an educator and writer who muses about social justice themes. A former professor, she now independently offers workshops, seminars and courses on social justice, anti-racism and decolonizing education. She is of South Asian Indian descent, born in Tanzania and raised in Botswana. Some of her writings on identity and belonging have been published in Brown Girl Magazine and the Aerogramme. She resides in Decatur when she is not traveling globally with her family.

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More to the Story

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.


When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she’s one step closer to being an award-winning journalist like her late grandfather. The problem is her editor-in-chief keeps shooting down her article ideas. Jameela’s assigned to write about the new boy in school, who has a cool British accent but doesn’t share much, and wonders how she’ll make his story gripping enough to enter into a national media contest.

Jameela, along with her three sisters, is devastated when their father needs to take a job overseas, away from their cozy Georgia home for six months. Missing him makes Jameela determined to write an epic article—one to make her dad extra proud. But when her younger sister gets seriously ill, Jameela’s world turns upside down. And as her hunger for fame looks like it might cost her a blossoming friendship, Jameela questions what matters most, and whether she’s cut out to be a journalist at all…

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